Impact Factor & Key Scientometrics


Impact Factor


H Index


Impact Factor


I. Basic Journal Info


United Kingdom
Journal ISSN: 00019720, 17500184
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
History: 1928-1940, 1943-2021
Journal Hompage: Link
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Research Categories


Africa is the premier journal devoted to the study of African societies and culture. Editorial policy encourages an interdisciplinary approach involving humanities social sciences and environmental sciences. Africa aims to give increased attention to African production of knowledge highlighting the work of local African thinkers and writers emerging social and cultural trends on the ground and links between local and national levels of society. At the same time it maintains its commitment to the theoretically informed analysis of the realities of Africas own cultural categories. Each issue contains six or seven major articles arranged thematically extensive review essays and substantial book reviews. Special issues are published annually.

II. Science Citation Report (SCR)

SCR Impact Factor

SCR Journal Ranking

SCImago SJR Rank

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR indicator) is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from.


Scopus 2-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 3-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Scopus 4-Year Impact Factor Trend

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Impact Factor History

2-year 3-year 4-year
  • 2022 Impact Factor
    1.212 1.231 1.177
  • 2021 Impact Factor
    0.944 0.908 0.984
  • 2020 Impact Factor
    0.667 0.818 0.971
  • 2019 Impact Factor
    0.783 0.841 0.814
  • 2018 Impact Factor
    0.747 0.745 0.81
  • 2017 Impact Factor
    0.507 0.683 1.075
  • 2016 Impact Factor
    0.582 1.05 1.238
  • 2015 Impact Factor
    1.508 1.8 1.734
  • 2014 Impact Factor
    1.381 NA NA
  • 2013 Impact Factor
    0.921 NA NA
  • 2012 Impact Factor
    1.31 NA NA
  • 2011 Impact Factor
    1.189 NA NA
  • 2010 Impact Factor
    1.309 NA NA
  • 2009 Impact Factor
    0.981 NA NA
  • 2008 Impact Factor
    0.706 NA NA
  • 2007 Impact Factor
    0.451 NA NA
  • 2006 Impact Factor
    0.444 NA NA
  • 2005 Impact Factor
    0.25 NA NA
  • 2004 Impact Factor
    0.48 NA NA
  • 2003 Impact Factor
    0.404 NA NA
  • 2002 Impact Factor
    0.263 NA NA
  • 2001 Impact Factor
    0.536 NA NA
  • 2000 Impact Factor
    0.5 NA NA
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Impact Factor

Impact factor (IF) is a scientometric factor based on the yearly average number of citations on articles published by a particular journal in the last two years. A journal impact factor is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. Find out more: What is a good impact factor?

III. Other Science Influence Indicators

Any impact factor or scientometric indicator alone will not give you the full picture of a science journal. There are also other factors such as H-Index, Self-Citation Ratio, SJR, SNIP, etc. Researchers may also consider the practical aspect of a journal such as publication fees, acceptance rate, review speed. (Learn More)


The h-index is an author-level metric that attempts to measure both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The index is based on the set of the scientist's most cited papers and the number of citations that they have received in other publications


H-Index History